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The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is a research-led, progressive university that is committed
to ensuring students are set up for career success upon graduation. Ranked in the top two per
cent of universities worldwide, UWS offers students a unique experience, with blended learning
technologies combined with traditional teaching methods.
hands-on experience in real-life situations,
through case studies or practical work in
our state-of-the-art facilities. There are also
opportunities for external work placements
or internships within industry. Our industry-
trained academics are in touch with the
professional world and will provide you with
the resources to succeed in your studies.
High level of professional accreditation
UWS places a strong emphasis on
professional accreditation, so many courses
have been designed to meet the needs of
industry and professional organisations. All
courses are fully government accredited.
Global knowledge network
The university has close links with
universities in the Asia-Pacific region,
Europe and the Americas. They provide
opportunities for academic collaboration
and research, and also provide students
with an international perspective, cultural
exchange contacts and the chance to
‘hook’ into a global knowledge network.
UWS owns a pathway college called
UWSCollege, which provides English
language tuition and academic preparation
for students to succeed at UWS.
As a major urban university, UWS campuses
are located across the Western Sydney
area — Bankstown, Nirimba (Blacktown),
Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Penrith and
Parramatta. All campuses are served by
public transport and major roads.
Student support services
UWS provides a host of facilities and services
to students on all campuses, including an
airport reception service, an orientation
program, jobs on campus, counselling,
child care, libraries, multi-faith services and
24-hour campus safety.
International student advisers are located on
each campus to assist international students
with personal, academic and long-term goals.
The university provides high-quality, safe
and affordable accommodation options on
UWS courses are taught by some of the
leading academics in the country. Our
teaching is acknowledged as the best in
the country, with UWS academics winning
Australian Teacher of the Year for two years
in a row, and in 2014 winning prestigious
National Teaching Fellowships.
UWS offers undergraduate and postgraduate
courses in the following disciplines: arts
and humanities; business; communication,
design and media; computing; engineering
and built environment; health sciences;
information technology and computing;
TESOL, interpreting and translation; nursing;
education; psychology; sciences; social
science; teaching and education; tourism;
and urban planning.
UWS is placed in the top 400 universities
in the world and in the top 60 universities
under 50 years of age globally in the
Times Higher Education (THE) rankings.
The QS World Rankings has awarded
UWS five stars for excellence in facilities,
inclusiveness, innovation and teaching.
Our disciplines in agriculture and forestry,
education, psychology and sociology were
ranked in the top 200 in the QS World
University Subject Rankings, with English
language and literature in the top 300
and medicine among the top 350. This
international recognition continues for
the university, with UWS coming 10th in
Australia in the latest Leiden rankings.
UWS is a hub of research activity, providing
sustainable solutions to real-world problems
for the 21st century. UWS is ranked in the
top 20 among Australia’s universities for
achievement in the prestigious Australian
Research Council’s (ARC) major grants,
underlining our position among the best in
Over 70 per cent of the university’s assessed
research is ranked at world class or above
as per the Excellence in Research for
Australia (ERA) national report.
Balance of academic and practical
learning in career-orientated courses
UWS has an industry-oriented approach, so
you will have many opportunities to gain
Please contact: UWS International
Mail: The University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797,
Penrith, New South Wales, 2751 AUSTRALIA
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